News : US

‘These are the stories of our lives’: Prep school alumni hear echoes in assault claim

Friday  02:52,   21 september 2018

The allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh fuel memories of alcohol-soaked gatherings for 1980s graduates of Washington’s elite...[...]

For some teachers, Kavanaugh's nomination is a civics lesson for the #MeToo era

Friday  02:30,   21 september 2018

LOS ANGELES_After news broke over the weekend that a woman had accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, AP Government teacher Brandon Cabezas didn't have to ask himself whether he should talk to his students about it. His students...[...]

Trump's HHS diverting funds from NIH, CDC to pay for increased number of migrant children

Friday  02:30,   21 september 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reallocating more than $260 million in funds this year to house the increased number of detained migrant children.According to a letter from HHS Secretary Alex Azar obtained by The Hill and first...[...]

Florida airport locked down after suspect boards vacant commercial airliner, official says

Friday  02:05,   21 september 2018

A Florida airport was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday after a man jumped a fence and entered a vacant commercial airliner, an official said. The suspect was identified as Nishal Sankat, 22, who was charged with criminal attempt to steal an...[...]

Ex-Southwest employee alleges 'whites-only' break room at Houston airport

Friday  01:55,   21 september 2018

A former Southwest Airlines employee claimed that other employees created a “whites-only” break room at Houston Airport and that the company knew about it.A former Southwest Airlines employee claims that other employees created a "whites-only" break [...]

Maryland Rite Aid shooting is third workplace shooting in 24 hours

Friday  01:50,   21 september 2018

A software company in Middleton, Wisc. A municipal building in Masontown, Pa. And now, a distribution center in Aberdeen. In the space of 24 hours, three disparate workplaces in the U.S. have been shattered by gunfire. “Three workplace active...[...]

Maine Lobsters Sedated With Marijuana to Make Death More Humane

Friday  01:25,   21 september 2018

The owner of a Maine lobster restaurant exposes the lobsters to marijuana smoke to try to make their death less traumatic.The owner of a popular Maine restaurant is exposing her lobsters to marijuana smoke before they are boiled in an effort to...[...]

North Carolina rivers are subsiding, but the threat to health persists

Friday  00:50,   21 september 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. - Most rivers that surged to flood levels in North Carolina this week are beginning to subside, although about a dozen remain at major flood stage and some are expected to increase over the weekend. On Thursday, the Cape Fear River at...[...]

8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Friday  00:05,   21 september 2018

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.The crash occurred late Wednesday in a rural part of the state more than 120 miles (193 kilometers) north...[...]

56 protesters opposing Kavanaugh arrested in DC

Friday  00:05,   21 september 2018

More than 50 protesters opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have been arrested on Capitol Hill. The protesters on Thursday swarmed a range of Senate offices, including those of Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the...[...]

Prosecutors rest in murder trial of white Chicago officer accused of shooting black teen 16 times

Friday  00:05,   21 september 2018

Prosecutors rested their case Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, accused of fatally shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, 16 times. McDonald’s death roiled Chicago, led to impassioned...[...]

Hurricane raises questions about rebuilding along North Carolina's coast

Thursday  23:55,   20 september 2018

When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state's most popular tourist destination. The privately owned Rodanthe...[...]

Ben Carson’s HUD: Political loyalty required, no experience necessary

Thursday  23:30,   20 september 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded promotions and pay increases to five political operatives with no housing policy experience within their first months on the job, demonstrating what government watchdogs and career staff...[...]

Why are immigration agents in areas hit by Hurricane Florence? FEMA sent them

Thursday  22:35,   20 september 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. - When natural disasters strike, it's not unusual for U.S. immigration and border agents to assist with recovery efforts. Authorities from U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been in the Carolinas this week. Pictures and videos [...]

"All my stuff is gone": North Carolinians grapple with destruction

Thursday  14:26,   20 september 2018

One Navy veteran showed CBS News her home, which already was fixed up after Hurricane FloydAmong the hundreds getting food and water for the first time Tuesday was Crystal Bowen. On Wednesday, she took us...[...]